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Letter to her mother thanking her for the package she sent; discussing how she can best show her appreciation for her mother; and describing her new stationary, the mail she received, and a check from her work for the Press Board.
[April 5, 1934] 4/6/34 [Stationary heading] V.M.V. Thursday noon Very dearest - oh you are so grand! I've just this minute finished opening packages - and such packages! When I walked into the room it looked like Christmas, birthdays, and much celebrations all inclusive. Specially the lovely perfume, you heard me admiring Hilda's, didn't you? I do love it - very much - but even more I love your getting it for me. Honestly mother, is there any limit to the things you can think of to get for me? It seems as [Page 2] if you're always doing something for me, and there's so little I can do to return it - just appreciate it - oh so much - and keep on saying thank you, which is an awfully one sided sort of arrangement. Of course I can think of you when I’m munching on your cookies and fattening provisions, but then, I’d do that anyway. We didn't have much of a chance to talk, and I never seem to be able to express all the love and admiration and gratitude face to face that I want to, so - but as Stocky says, they’re high sounding words, and though I mean exactly that, in his vernacular, I’ll start [Page 3] to “slop over” - and maybe understand the real extent of what even now I haven't said at all. Perhaps there are some things one can't say very well, so - let's talk about my stationary. Like it for a change? It's the first personal paper I've had, and I think it will do very nicely. Maybe it’ll act as an incentive to finish my letter indebtedness for awhile. The mail has just arrived - with thoughtful appropriateness. Ralph has arrived - thinks perhaps vacation was a dream - or words to that effect, and is most appreciative of everything. Also in the same mail, came a check from New Haven for $1.23, so “I'm in the money.” oh before I forget - did you find the film? I forgot it last night - it must have slipped down back of the cushions - at least I hope it's there, cause it isn't here. And I suppose you'll be home tonight. Say hello to my room for me - and tell it and it's sweet creator that I'll be thinking of them - very hard - and loving them - very much. Understand? Ginny
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Home and Family; Student Life
Gifts; College student newspapers and periodicals; Men
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 April 5" (1934). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 123.